In Pieces (Knit Progress)
It’s not Sunday, but as I didn’t post on Sunday, I shall babble momentarily about crafts today!
I made myself pick up the little cardigan I’ve been knitting, and made myself finish the section I’ve been working on. I stalled because I screwed up the tension in one part, and it annoyed me. It annoyed me a lot, and I even considered starting over the entire section again, or making a third, or something. The main things that prevented me from doing that was wool frugality (waste not, want not), and not having any sort of guarantee that I wouldn’t screw up in the same exact way again. I have to keep reminding the uber-perfectionist part of my brain that this is my first proper knit project, and it’s not going to be perfect. ‘Perfection’ will only come with much practice (as the old adage goes).
As you can see, it’s coming along fairly nicely. I opted to crochet a little teddy bear head shape to try and help distract from the weird spot of tension; I may or may not try to embroider it. I’ve never embroidered anything, but I think I understand the basic principle. There’s also the issue of what colours I’d have to use to make a little face stand out, but ah well. The other slpork of brown is a tiny pocket that the pattern calls for, and I’m currently working on the cuffs. I don’t know that I’ll finish it off tonight, but at least I’m making myself get back to doing it.
Now that I’m getting near the end of the knitting point, my mind turns to other projects. I feel like the door has been thrown wide open, though I’ll probably opt to do the next pattern in this book (which is another child cardigan, though this one looks more Lilbit-sized). I’ve also got a ‘free’ owl I can do from a knit magazine, though I’ll need to make sure I’ve got proper glue and stuffing for that toy (and to get the random square off of my 4mm needles, hee hee). So yeah, I’m feeling really good about knitting now that I’m getting into it. I need to make sure to not neglect my crochet though — I need to pick what my next project is, besides the blanket that I’m working on in passing (and of course, it’s much too warm for it now!).
Past that, I continue to feel really worn down. I had a migraine yesterday, and I think that another one might be trying to trigger itself today. I had a random stab of pain in a temple, which isn’t a normal sign for me, but it’s still a sign in close proximity to having already had one. I’m trying to make sure to eat and drink, and I took a nice hot bath too to try and soak out any muscular ick. At least the worst part of it for me is losing my vision to auras for half an hour — I get very cross at (what I call) Price is Right vision — it’s restricted, and full of stars. And that half hour gives me ample time to take co-codamol, so I manage to cut the worst of the pain off at the pass. And because my life is an agony of light sensitivity, I don’t have to go hide in dark room nine times out of ten, ’cause it was already bothering me to begin with. /brightside
Anyhoos, back to trying to hydrate, and knitting. Hopefully that’ll spare my eyes and head, ’cause not backlit. We’ll see. I hope everyone out there is doing well.
You have a very good day too. My husband has me out of the house today. I’m trying to behave. It’s really a good day. Raining though. Trying to realize how blessed I am!
I’ve been cooped up inside, but I’m also still wary that the pollen is going to kill my face. I really need to, at the very least, make myself go sit in the garden and read for a few minutes a day.